Tag Archive: Outdoor Play

Benefits of encouraging screen-free outdoor play

Updated May 5th 2021 To mark screen-free week, we want to celebrate the wonderful benefits of outdoor play and look at why taking a ‘natural detox’ can be so important for our children’s development.  Play helps children to be creative, learn problem-solving skills and develop a sense of curiosity. In particular, free and active child-led…
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December 13, 2018 Tags:, , , , , , , ,

Child playing with toy Airplane

Eight Physical Activities for Energetic Toddlers

Active games for energetic toddlers Toddlers are positively buzzing with energy most of the time! Here are some simple activities to help burn off some of that energy, and also help develop those all-important gross motor skills. Many of these ideas can be done outdoors or indoors – but don’t be afraid to don a…
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June 28, 2018 Tags:, , , , , , , , , ,

Top 4 Skills Children can Gain from Building Dens

  Here are our top 4 things that children can gain from den building: 1. Creativity and problem solving skills Building dens offers an amazing opportunity for children to be imaginative and creative. They can build any kind of den they want – it could be their own little house, where they can invite a friend to…
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June 15, 2017 Tags:, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Download the PLAY report by All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood

The launch of the Play report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood has been really well received by a cross section of experts. Championed by Baroness Benjamin who stated that ‘Childhood lasts forever’ and emphasised the need for adults to promote children’s healthy development through Play. The question now…
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October 17, 2015 Tags:,

Why I’m backing the Children’s Activities Association (CAA)

There has been a huge rise in the number of extra curricular activities for children both in pre-school and primary school age groups. What really surprised me was finding out that there is currently no standardised quality assurance for children’s activities. I, like many parents, had wrongly assumed they’d be subject to Ofsted scrutiny, and…
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August 27, 2015 Tags:, , , ,